Power steering

Tiny
BILL HINKEL
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  • 1992 FORD E-SERIES VAN
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 190,000 MILES
92 Econoline. Power steering works when turning left but hangs on right turn. Fluid level is fine.
Monday, April 4th, 2011 AT 11:55 PM

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Tiny
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Not very common with recirculating ball steering gear boxes but it is possible to have internal leakage or a bent flow control valve. The fact that you have normal power assist in one direction proves the pump is okay.

On the off-chance something recently happened to affect the alignment, the steering could be harder one way than the other if caster changed from side to side. That would mean the I-beam got bent, and that isn't real likely.
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Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 AT 12:15 AM

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